Spring Break Friday, March 8—Monday, March 18, 2013 The Haverford campus is the oldest planned college landscape in the country. Our meticulously maintained 200 acres contain a nature trail, a Pinetum and flower gardens.
The Math Question Center is an informal gathering place where students work in groups on math homework and get assistance when they need it. It is staffed five evenings each week by mathematics faculty and majors.
“A professor such as Terrence Johnson is unusual not only in his ability to foster an intellectual community within class but also in his desire to create a more moral society within the Haverford community-at-large.“—Elana Bloomfield ’08 Read the Winter … Continue reading
Philosophy at Haverford aims as far as possible to reflect the richness, diversity, and reflexivity of philosophical inquiry.
The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities seeks to enhance the intellectual and cultural life at Haverford by fostering challenging exchange among faculty, students, and diverse communities of writers, artists, performers, thinkers, activists, and innovators.
Professor of Psychology Rebecca Compton, with the aid of her students, is expanding scientific knowledge about how the brain works. Read the Fall 2012 Faculty Profile in Haverford magazine »
Through funding from the KINSC, Katie Sheline ’13 was able to join Environmental chemist Helen White as part of a team of scientists on a research cruise that studied the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Virtually all Haverford Physics and Astronomy majors engage in cutting-edge research, working closely with faculty in fields such as biophysics, quantum computers, cosmology, quantum gravity, fluid dynamics, nanoscience and extra-galactic astronomy.
Haverford’s rigorous academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate.
Then & Now: Microscopes A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation brought several high-tech instruments to campus. Among them is this confocal microscope, which employs a laser beam to produce high-quality images. Missed yesterday’s photo? See microscopes back … Continue reading
Haverford faculty model academic excellence through their scholarship and an ongoing commitment to compelling, effective instruction.
Peter Ferguson ’13, an astrophysics major, regulates the temperature of the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope with liquid nitrogen during a four-day field trip to Kitt Peak National Observatory.